Archive for January, 2009

Jan 04 2009

CHOOSING THE EQUIVALENT MATERIAL

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A mold has landed on your shipping dock complete with the ‘last(?) shot’ and the drawings.  You quote the refurbishment of the mold to the customer then begin to ogle the specs.  OOPS!  You can’t get the specified material because the resin company that originally supplied it is no longer producing this material.  Your customer, in his infinite wisdom, cleverly put “Or equivalent” after the material specification. Now what? Continue Reading »

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Jan 04 2009

QUICK COST CALCULATOR

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Many times a molder gets a RFQ electronically or on paper. Before anything should happen the molder must make an initial decision:

What does this guy want?  Is he on a Fishing Expedition just to see if he can wholesale it off and still make a profit?  Or, is he trying to establish a budget?  Or, is he generating numbers to come back and beat me (or somebody else) over the head with the ‘I can get it cheaper from company XYZ’ ploy?  OR is this guy for real and does he actually want to make a part? Continue Reading »

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